Friday, 4 July 2014

Dylan 100

The Dylan exhibition at the NLW is interesting, but so many recordings going at once means nothing is heard! (In the PeterBlake/Dylan in Cardiff they had headphones). Also, the poetry pub seems to demean the quality of literature, but I suppose it's a fun way to hear poetry, that is if you can hear it over the other recordings.

Getting there is difficult as there are about 6 sets of traffic lights on the Aberystwyth road-cars go through at 6 at a time, and there are long , long tailbacks. Still the roses outside are wonderful, and you can see the notebooks (on loan from University of Buffalo). Why didn't a Welsh University buy his notebooks when he was an aspiring poet and struggling financially? It seems we still only honour dead poets who can't defend the legacy we give them.